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  • Summary: Get-in, sit-down, and buckle-up to experience frantic kart racing with the game that started it all. Select one of eight characters from the Mario seriesoffering a variety of driving stylesand take on three championship cups in three different kart classes. Win enough and youll unlock a fourth circuit: the ultra-tough Special Cup. Crossing the finish line in first place isnt an easy task though, as each track has unique obstacles to conquer and racers can obtain special power-ups that boost them to victory. For a different kind of challenge, take on a friend in multiplayer races or go head-to-head in the Battle Mode arena of your choosing, where the object is to pop your opponents balloons before you lose your own. With more than 15 tracks to master and nearly endless replay value, Super Mario Kart is classic gamingwith some banana peels thrown in for good measure! Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    Thank you Nintendo for putting this really awesome Mario Kart game on the Virtual Console. The 4 cups, the 8 characters, and the 20 courses make this classic racing game outstanding. Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2012
    8
    Super Mario Kart is a pretty good racing game on the SNES , in fact it might be the best one on the SNES, unlike other racing games which may have a repetitive cycle like others of the genre, Super Mario Kart breathes fresh new air to the genre offering a whole new racing system that deals with weight classes, items, weapons and a whole new difficulty level which puts other racers to shame. Expand
  3. May 5, 2012
    8
    It is an overall good game. The only real problem is the track design, which can repeatedly lead you to dead ends.
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    7
    Out of all the Mario Kart games this one is my least favorite, it's missing something that made the other games more enjoyable, and why do the AI always cheat in this game? Expand
  5. Jul 20, 2013
    6
    THIS IS NOT THE BEST MARIO KART. It was a classic when first released, but every Mario Kart since has built upon the grounds this original laid and made it better. This version has incredibly boring tracks, and although acceptable back in the 90's, cannot compare to Waluigi Pinball today. The controls are also bad by today's standards. Single Player is boring, and one Grand Prix is too long. Fantastic once, but it hasn't aged. You will do well to download Mario Kart 64 instead. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2013
    4
    (For the SNES) It almost felt as if it were broken in the campaing mode. The camera and track design was plain wrong and the color was terrible. The only reason this game gets 4 is that it has ton of modes, cups and charcters for a game of the early 1990's Expand

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